William Garrard (1930 - 1975)

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William Garrard
1930 - 1975
updated February 06, 2019
William Garrard was born on May 4, 1930. He died in February 1975 at 44 years old.


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William Garrard passed away in February 1975 at age 44. He was born on May 4, 1930. We have no information about William's surviving family.
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In 1930, in the year that William Garrard was born, on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1940, by the time he was only 10 years old, on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

In 1958, at the age of 28 years old, William was alive when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1962, by the time he was 32 years old, lasting from October 16th - 28th, the Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest that the United States and the Soviet Union came to nuclear war. The Soviet Union had been installing a nuclear missile base in Cuba. The United States established a blockade to stop the base from being completed. Through secret negotiations, war was averted: the Soviet Union agreed to dismantle their weapons in Cuba and the United States agreed to never invade Cuba and to dismantle weapons in Turkey and Italy.

In 1975, in the year of William Garrard's passing, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

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around 1894 - May 27, 1947
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Kentucky, United States
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Georgia, United States
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Jun 7, 1917 - Sep 1, 1995
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Judith Garrard
Mar 3, 1898 - January 1987
Memphis, Tennessee
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Jul 21, 1932 - Jan 4, 2003
Magnolia, AR
Eric B Garrard
Jan 24, 1912 - May 23, 2000
Magnolia, AR
Opal Garrard
Jan 16, 1900 - September 1974
Corpus Christi, Texas
John Garrard
Dec 28, 1886 - September 1971
Magnolia, Arkansas
Richard Wayne Garrard
Jul 29, 1961 - Aug 20, 2006
Rufus Garrard
Feb 16, 1919 - January 1983
Rose Bud, Arkansas
William Garrard
Jan 26, 1888 - January 1975
Greenway, Arkansas
Beulah B Garrard
Apr 27, 1926 - Aug 15, 2008
Lonsdale, AR
Fred P Garrard
Jan 8, 1906 - Jun 4, 1996
Paragould, AR
Idelle Garrard
Jan 23, 1917 - Dec 20, 2006
Magnolia, AR
Inez Garrard
Jan 17, 1944 - Jul 2, 2006
Springfield, IL
Travis Garrard
Jan 2, 1914 - Jul 1, 1993
Albuquerque, NM
Raymond Garrard
Feb 15, 1894 - April 1964
Erie Garrard
Jul 12, 1907 - May 1983
Winnfield, Louisiana
William H Garrard
Oct 31, 1959 - Mar 4, 1994
Metairie, LA
John v Garrard
Apr 2, 1910 - Aug 10, 1998
Kilgore, TX
Ida Garrard
Mar 16, 1885 - April 1978
Shreveport, Louisiana
Ella Garrard
Jan 29, 1894 - September 1984
Bossier City, Louisiana

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Jonesboro, AR
Elizabeth Erwin
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Newport, Arkansas
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Newport, Arkansas
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Newport, AR
Jessie Beckham
Oct 22, 1891 - April 1973
Savannah, Tennessee
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Mc Crory, AR
Charles Cox
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Sadie Gann
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Nashville, TN
Janice H Surratt
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